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American Thinker, by Daren Jonescu

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Posted By:SpeedMaster, 10/9/2013 4:32:15 AM

Tyranny, being as endemic to the human condition as other similar privations of the human good such as ignorance, vice, or sickness, is as old as mankind. What may be new, however, is the uniquely intractable form of tyranny that is currently metastasizing throughout the world, namely the rule of an authoritarian plurality of societal parasites. Our next thousand years of darkness, if such be our fate, will begin under the governance of a "parasitocracy." The modern West has defied ancient wisdom on so many fronts, introducing new modes of existence and coexistence, spreading prosperity and promise in hitherto inconceivable measures,


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Shucky, 10/9/2013 7:52:05 AM     (No. 9557125)

The only ethic of a leftist is self-interest, which is how they can excuse people like Michael Moore, Al Gore and George Soros, but would spit on someone starving in the gutter if that person disagreed with the leftist´s ideas.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: steph_gray, 10/9/2013 9:23:53 AM     (No. 9557262)

This is a wonderful article in defense of reason and liberty against collectivism. Ayn Rand said much the same thing - her "looters" are the parasites this author describes.

Wish there were room on the Must Read list!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Rightproud, 10/9/2013 9:51:27 AM     (No. 9557298)

Excellent article!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: E Unum Pluribus, 10/9/2013 9:52:07 AM     (No. 9557299)

In short, leftists suck.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: RancherJack, 10/9/2013 10:59:25 AM     (No. 9557416)

Big, powerful and rich has always been a recipe for parasites.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Arby, 10/9/2013 10:59:28 AM     (No. 9557417)

Yes. They can´t get enough of other peoples´ things and they believe they´re somehow entitled to do so. Fauxbama is their god.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Lonestarm3, 10/9/2013 11:23:32 AM     (No. 9557473)

If you haven´t read the "Original Article" go back and do so.
Best article on current problem I have seen anywhere.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: smcchk, 10/9/2013 11:59:34 AM     (No. 9557569)

The violent purgation might be necessary.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: squid, 10/9/2013 12:01:59 PM     (No. 9557577)

Probably one of the most disturbing articles that I have read in the last 5 years. It reminds me of an article I read 15 years ago called "Victoriosa Loquacitas: The Rise of Rhetoric and the Decline of Everything Else." In short Daren Jonescu has just given us the formula for the creation of the next Dark Ages.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Newtsche, 10/9/2013 12:34:53 PM     (No. 9557647)

Not sure what the greater motivation is, wanting what others have or wanting others to have nothing. Maybe an equal measure of both.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: odinsacolyte, 10/9/2013 12:41:45 PM     (No. 9557660)

Parasite is a word I have been using for years in referring to the Feds. The produce nothing and we must pay for it.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: planetgeo, 10/9/2013 1:21:15 PM     (No. 9557716)

An excellent article. The only thing I would amend would be to more precisely call it "Predatory Parasitocracy".

Ordinary parasites merely attach themselves to hosts on the basis of random convenience. There is no targeting of specific types of hosts, and no hostile intent. By contrast, the parasitocracy that has emerged here is in fact predatory. It seeks specific types of hosts. It targets them. It attacks them with malice. It enjoys ravaging them.

Predatory parasitocracy. Obamacide.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: lencu255, 10/9/2013 1:26:17 PM     (No. 9557720)

This future is described in Ira Levin´s This Perfect Day.
I am always amazed how some people can intuitively see that deep and that far!

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Reply 14 - Posted by: peterfleming, 10/9/2013 1:32:22 PM     (No. 9557733)

Communism. It´s all about communism. Jonescu, a fine writer, goes into too much detail skirting around this simple issue of the power of the collective over each powerful individual, the sovereign, always right, consumer. The collective destroys the free market and whenever dictators destroy free choice, they fail .... ALWAYS. So, keep the the democrats, socialists, fascists, RINOS, commies OUT of the decision making, keep the magic of the market OPEN, for each individual, and all is well. Why is everybody afraid to use the word, "communism" ? Simple fear of saying the word out loud. Stealth communist
influence is running Washington, controlling
all major Diane Sawyer fake media. And, like Daren writes, even academe is totally distorted. Andrew Breitbart started to talk about cultural Marxism in academe, and he died suddenly. There is great fear about, fear to explore, the horrors of Salinist Soviet communism. Hollywood won´t touch it .... EVER, so the masses who don´t read, know nothing about the horrors of Gulag Archipelago enslavement, famine, endless warring aggression, te murder of millions. Not one American made movie
even uses the word, communism. "The Rule of
Silence", keep the masses ignorant of the terrors to come through creeping socialism
turning into the madness of communism.
Parasite, schmarasite.. it´s Leninist, Marxist communism (and throw in a little Hitlerian-Feinstein-Schumer-Reid-Holder gun confiscation for good measure).

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Reply 15 - Posted by: peterfleming, 10/9/2013 1:44:38 PM     (No. 9557760)

Daren is right: calling them parasites, too, is another way to nail the bastards.
So, the next big question, why are the loudest, most energetic, defiant media friends like Rush, Ann Coulter and O´Reilly
totally inaccurate name of "LIBERAL" ??
Are they afraid to call them communists, or even, parasites?(but never liberal, please)

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Reply 16 - Posted by: seamusm, 10/9/2013 2:05:23 PM     (No. 9557799)

Our founders worried about the tyranny of the majority. Voting rights were limited to property owners and there did not exist direct election of US senators or the presidency (still true via electoral college. Frankly, this reader thinks they had it right. The mere presence of a pulse at least 18 years since birth is no rational legitimacy for the right to vote. The movie ´Starship troopers´ had an interesting idea on the concept of citizenship - one had to EARN it.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Hazymac, 10/9/2013 2:28:17 PM     (No. 9557853)

FTA: (T)he rise of the parasites as a political faction gave birth to something quite different. We now face a systematic effort to unravel reason itself -- to deny the metaphysical and moral primacy of individual minds -- and to disabuse men of the idea of private property.

Unraveling reason starts by undermining the language, by redefining well understood words to mean the opposite of they used to mean. #15 makes the essential point by identifying the inversion of the word liberal (formerly, classical liberal), which in the Nineteenth Century described those who adhered to the founding principles, which are now conflated into equal parts of conservativism and libertarianism (which are related but not identical, and are upheld by the wrongly maligned group called the Tea Party.

Over the past century, starting with Woodrow Wilson, a similar redefinition of the word progressive has been underway by those whose understanding of real progress is quite upside down. As a writer and a lover of the language, I am unusually sensitive to offenders who attempt to twist it into antiseptic meaninglessness and substitute their own paralogistic hallucinations for reason. The Zeitgeist´s Queen of Spades sits in judgment of all wrong, ready to cry, "Off with their heads!" We´re in a cultural Hundred Year War, and time´s running out. The idiots have taken over the asylum like Robert Lowell´s skunk mother in "Skunk Hour":

"I stand on top of our back steps and breathe the rich air--
a mother skunk with her column of kittens swills the garbage pail
She jabs her wedge-head in a cup
of sour cream, drops her ostrich tail, and will not scare."

It´s past time to put the fear of the Almighty into those who are undermining this great Republic.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: The Advocate, 10/9/2013 2:37:15 PM     (No. 9557888)

We are at a Turning Point.
FTA The parasitocracy is unquestionably dominant. The question is whether the host´s vital organs are yet in a condition from which a recovery of health -- preceded by an inevitable period of violent purgation -- remains possible."
Farr Not!

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Reply 19 - Posted by: The Advocate, 10/9/2013 2:46:24 PM     (No. 9557907)

Fear not!

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Reply 20 - Posted by: OhMy, 10/9/2013 3:27:16 PM     (No. 9557965)

In the animal world a parasite is an organism that lives off of another. In some cases the parasite is actually useful to the host organism and in many cases the parasite will not harm the host organism. In the political equivalent we have parasites that are not mindful of their own best interests and will suck the life out of the host ( nation ) thereby destroying themselves and the host that they depend on. If all men are created equal then parisitism is as wrong as slavery - it is a modified form of slavery that is worse than slavery. Slave owners understood that a dead slave will be no help to them and at least let them live. We can only wish that the parasites that are sucking the life out of the nation were as enlightened as the slave owners of the past.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Rafter, 10/9/2013 4:05:54 PM     (No. 9558026)

This is also a hypocracy.

We find ourselves ruled by hypocrites.

"Do as I decree... or else."

O-Bomber the NO-Bomber is probably an Indonesian Muslim...
too bad his true status won´t be revealed until after it may already be too late.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: maryc, 10/9/2013 5:22:20 PM     (No. 9558157)

The parasite kills the host...eventually .

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Poobah, 10/9/2013 7:09:00 PM     (No. 9558296)

You simply can´t say it any better than this article does.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: MDMuskrat, 10/9/2013 8:06:56 PM     (No. 9558367)

Parisitocracy. What an apt descriptive term for our current condition. What is even more depressing is the behavior which is increasing: adaptation. A useful operational definition for “intelligence” is, “an ability to successfully exploit the environment.” By that definition, it is adaptive (intelligent) to exploit an environment/system that presents itself as amenable to exploitation. End result? Parasitism will increase.

#1: Is it not the case that “enlightened self interest” is the basis of capitalism?

#9: I agree with you. This is frightening. We have gone beyond the choice point, I’m afraid.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: EQKimball, 10/9/2013 8:23:23 PM     (No. 9558388)

Imagine if a university were to inform its students that in the interest of equality and social justice, henceforth all grades would be redistributed, so that everyone would receive the grade of "B-." How could any good liberal object?

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Jglas, 10/9/2013 8:25:30 PM     (No. 9558390)

A parasitocracy (also known as socialism, communism or just plain collectivism) like all parasites eventually kills the host. That´s a well known fact so it can only happen to really stupid populations.

There´s a very simple cure for it in a democracy: only allow those who produce as much or more than they consume (for example pay more in taxes than the receive in benefits) vote. That is, only the non parasites may vote. Problem solved.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Hugh Akston, 10/9/2013 8:49:31 PM     (No. 9558413)

#17 gets it right dating this back to Wilson. So much of our republic changed, fundamentally transformed shall we say, in 1913. Progressivism blossomed with the passing of the 16th and 17th Amendments. The Income Tax was passed under the cover of darkness on what, Christmas Eve...and then the structure of the states appointing their ambassadors to represent them in DC as senators was eliminated by the direct election of ´super´ representatives. I would go so far as to take this transformation back to that ´progressive´ Republican - Teddy Roosevelt. But for me, 1913 was the lynchpin year.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Tianne, 10/9/2013 9:37:29 PM     (No. 9558468)

It had always been my thought that the longer I lived, the more I would see the unfolding of a United States of America where the citizenry would enthusiastically embrace, and wish to expand upon, the foundations of freedom and liberty that our forefathers set. Instead I see, as the article explains, a nation where, “liberty based on a right to property rooted in self-ownership has evaporated in favor of coerced redistribution of every kind, right down to the redistribution of physical preservation, in the form of socialized medicine”. And where, “personal effort applied, and success achieved, without the helping hand of government – the underlying premise of all of mankind´s attempts to establish practical and spiritual freedom on Earth -- is so thoroughly antithetical to the spirit of the times that the leader of the so-called ‘free world’ casually mocks such effort and success as a foolish delusion: ‘You didn’t build that’.”

Our nation, as it exists today under the tyrannical rule of an autocrat and his cabal of progressive sycophants, is so morally and ethically vacant, so far removed from the intentions of its founders, that it is almost unrecognizable as the beacon for the, ‘huddled masses yearning to be free’.

The majority of us worked hard and sacrificed in order to pass on to future generations a nation where they could continue to succeed and flourish. Instead we are now faced with the option of an, “inevitable period of violent purgation” in order for us just to retreat to the values that we hold dear.

We, who have refused to accept this ‘fundamentally changed’ nation, have become the new, “huddled masses yearning to be free”.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Italiano, 10/9/2013 9:49:28 PM     (No. 9558476)

The Democrats have understood for some time that the key to political power is convincing these parasites (aka the Democrat Voting Base) that they are in fact "victims."

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Bohallx, 10/9/2013 10:02:46 PM     (No. 9558489)

#9 ~ I´m guessing you think the last Dark Age had something to do with politics.

I´m much more inclined to believe it was a climate/weather anomaly that resulted in about 6 or 7 years loss of sufficient Sunlight in the Northern hemisphere for plants to grow properly.

Europe, Central Asia and much of China were simply depopulated. Civilization disappeared for hundreds of years and didn´t start up again until the Mongols reopened the Silk Road.

(Regarding China ~ although the archaeologists there are only now getting a good grasp on how many perished, they´d known that the Tang moved the capital to the South where it stayed for several hundred years.)

Forget the GW crowd a moment. We know we´re on the cusp of the next period of widespread glaciation. That will carry with it a very profound political signal!

There will be a DARK AGE unparalleled in modern human experience ~ although the Neanderthals survived about 4 of them in Europe and Asia.

I´m just guessing we´ll have something like a 98% depopulation event.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Elvira, 10/9/2013 10:43:14 PM     (No. 9558539)

First, as someone who deeply loves our country, and second, as someone who does and will have to live with actual parasites in my body (chronic Lyme) until a cure is found or until I die, this article is chilling. But, I´m not going down on either count without a fight.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: 901AtTheRiver, 10/9/2013 10:51:51 PM     (No. 9558549)

The article didn´t quite make it to the point that the parasitocracy reaches a point of diminishing returns when its use of government as surrogate thief punishes the producers to the point of giving up and joining the mob.

I feel we´re now over the edge and headed into the black hole.

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Former US president joins
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Houston Chronicle, by Jennifer A. Dlouhy    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/16/2014 10:32:12 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — Former President Jimmy Carter joined fellow Nobel laureates Wednesday in opposing Keystone XL, insisting that approving the pipeline would trigger “more climate upheaval” around the globe. In an open letter to President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry, Carter and the nine other Nobel Peace Prize winners bluntly warned the leaders: “Your decision on the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline will define your climate legacy.” The missive, published as an advertisement in Politico, represents the first time Carter has taken a position on the $5.4 billion project and makes him the first former president to come

Fox News Poll: Many voters say Obama lies
to the country on important matters

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Fox News, by Dana Blanton    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/16/2014 7:39:27 PM     Post Reply
About six in ten American voters think Barack Obama lies to the country on important matters some or most of the time, according to a Fox News poll released Wednesday. Thirty-seven percent think Obama lies “most of the time,” while another 24 percent say he lies “some of the time.” Twenty percent of voters say “only now and then” and 15 percent “never.” Click here for the poll results. President Obama has been accused by political opponents and media fact-checkers alike of telling falsehoods. Frequently cited: His repeated claim that under Obamacare “If you like your plan, you can keep

Rev. Al Sharpton’s Easter message:
Politically ‘crucified’ Obama has risen again

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Washington Times, by Jessica Chasmar    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 4/16/2014 3:42:51 PM     Post Reply
With Easter soon approaching, the Rev. Al Sharpton on Wednesday drew parallels between the resurrection of Jesus Christ and the resurrection of President Obama’s political career. Joining the “Tom Joyner Morning Show,” Mr. Sharpton said that his message for this Easter is that “no matter what the world may do to you unfairly, no matter how you’re crucified — nailed to the cross at home, or in your personal relationships, or on the job — that you can rise if you don’t lose yourself during the hard times and the challenges.” The reverend went on to say that Christ endured so much humiliation and unearned suffering leading up to his death,

Wendy Davis will undergo neck surgery
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Star-Telegram [Fort Worth TX], by Anna M. Tinsley    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/16/2014 4:02:34 PM     Post Reply
FORT WORTH — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis will undergo neck surgery today, her campaign said Tuesday. “After experiencing shoulder and right arm pain in recent weeks, Sen. Davis will have a routine surgical procedure to remove bone spurs and degenerative discs that are creating compression on the nerves in her neck,” campaign spokesman Zac Petkanas said in a statement Tuesday. “This is a common issue experienced by runners and endurance athletes,” he said. Davis, of Fort Worth, will undergo the outpatient surgery at the Fort Worth Brain and Spine Institute. Dr. Thomas Ellis will perform the

Obama administration gives Detroit
$100 million for ´blight removal´

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American Thinker, by Rick Moran    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/16/2014 1:36:54 PM     Post Reply
The cash infusion by the federal government is actually going to help the city pay pensions, even though they´re playing a kind of shell game with the money. As for "blight removal," perhaps they could start with city hall. Reuters: Michigan officials and President Barack Obama´s Administration are discussing a plan to free up $100 million in federal money to aid Detroit´s retired city workers, the Detroit Free Press reported on Tuesday. Citing two people familiar with the talks, the newspaper said the talks were centered around federal money flowing to Michigan for blight removal. Under the plan, $100 million

Michael Bloomberg: ´I Have Earned
My Place in Heaven´

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The Weekly Standard, by Daniel Halper    Original Article
Posted By: Bill the Cat- 4/16/2014 9:15:28 AM     Post Reply
Former New York City mayor is pledging to spend $50 million this year to push gun control, the New York Times reports. For this and other deeds (such as taking on obesity and smoking), Bloomberg believes he´s going to heaven. “I am telling you if there is a God, when I get to heaven I’m not stopping to be interviewed. I am heading straight in. I have earned my place in heaven. It’s not even close,” Bloomberg told the Times.

Climate change causing fish to
lose their minds, researchers say

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Washington Times, by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
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Climate change’s latest casualty appears to be fish — or more specifically, fish brains — as researchers say the carbon dioxide that’s being absorbed into the ocean is causing the scaly creatures to lose their survival instincts. In other words, the fish are losing their minds, The Daily Mail reported. The acid from atmospheric carbon dioxide seeps into sea waters, dissolves and ultimately lowers the pH balance, researchers said. The acidic waters then hamper the fishes’ sensory systems, so they’re not able to distinguish between smells any longer, the scientists went on. When the acid levels get really high, the fish lose their

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